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Health, Safety and Security

CIEE First Year Abroad

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Student Safety as a Cornerstone of CIEE’s Programs

At CIEE, the well-being of our students is our top priority. We have a proven track record of ensuring safe and enriching international exchange experiences, with over 75+ years of expertise and thousands of students traveling with us safely each year.

Our dedicated Health, Safety and Security (HSS) team continuously evaluates and monitors risks in all our CIEE First Year Abroad (FYA) locations. Additionally, CIEE's on-site staff in international study centers have established relationships with community leaders and locals, fostering a safe environment for all participants. 

As part of the cost of your program, you'll receive comprehensive international student travel insurance through iNext, providing additional peace of mind throughout your journey.

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Don't Hesitate to Give Us A Call With Any Questions

24/7 Emergency Support

For safety questions or help, call the CIEE U.S. based emergency support phone number available at 1-866-583-0332 or send us an email at